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“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

If you haven’t read Mary Oliver’s poetry, stop what you’re doing and go read her work.

I’ve been on this site a long, long time. Since it began. Still trying to lose those same pounds. Still unsuccessful. Telling myself, “Maybe this time will be different.” Hear the doubt in my own voice? I need to find some grit. I need to find some intestinal fortitude. I need to find some moxie. I’m one of the most confident people I know, but it doesn’t help me with weight loss.

Knowing how to do a thing and doing the thing are not the same thing. That’s me and weight loss. My mother (yes, still living at age 93!) was a dietician. I grew up learning about a balanced diet and all about starches (they’re call carbohydrates now). No foods were off limits. The importance of portion control.

Actually, for my age, I’m in pretty good shape! No medications. Blood pressure is great.

If I friend you, it’s because I’m looking for folks active on this site to motivate me. Hopefully, I’ll do the same for you.


Member Since: 12/16/2003

Fitness Minutes: 44,945

My Goals:
Get below 200 pounds. That’s the goal.

Stay active, stay happy, remain trying to be FEARLESS!

"What would you do if you had no fear?"


If you are alive, you are in flux.


My Program:
Pre Covid:
Water aerobics (I was a certified instructor at one point)
Volleyball
Walking
Stationary Bike
Weights

I like to mix things up!



Personal Information:
I live in Cincinnati-the Queen City!

I'm married and the mother of two grown sons.


Other Information:
How do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

As my former Girl Scout leader used to say, "Patience is a virtue." I'm working on being patient with myself with losing weight.




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  • v FITKAT2010
    Thank you!! From one Bold woman to another!

    Love your SparkPage.

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    Karen
    4360 days ago
  • v MOMMYWISHES
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog last week and leaving a sympathetic and encouraging note. The wonderful SPers like you are the biggest reason I keep coming back and trying again to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Best wishes to you!
    4363 days ago
  • v CWYNN01
    Hey Diva,

    Thanks for your support!!! I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK also!!!

    Glad to see that you are going to the gym when you get off!! Kudos to you!

    Keep up the GREAT Work Diva!! Remember ~ No EXCUSES THIS WEEK only ACTION!!!


    **DIVA TIP FOR THE WEEK**

    “You don’t need NO Pills, NO Special Diet to lose that weight or Surgery; you just need PORTION CONTROL & Consistent Hard Cardio & Strength Training!!! Get that body in MOTION TODAY DIVA!!!”

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    4363 days ago
  • v LEEPFROG95
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    ~~~"Even the smallest SPARK can light a FIRE" ~~~ Thank you for lighting your QUICK FIRE!~~~
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    4363 days ago
  • v DIVAGLOW
    emoticon emoticon emoticon to SparkPeople. This site is full of support and motivation for you. Check out all the different teams to join and meet new people. There are teams to fit everyone here, you just have to look around to find the right one for you. Being an active member here is key, I believe to become successful here.

    emoticon on taking a step into making a healthy change for yourself. You may add me as a emoticon if you would like to. Always remember that everything you need to make your journey a success is already inside you. You just have to trust and believe enough to bring it out and have it work for you to win this battle you're on. You can make it happen! Good Luck!
    *~ Paula *~
    4364 days ago
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